Teaching, learning and assessment 2023/2024
Last updated: 14 February 2024
Welcome to your teaching, learning and assessment page for 2023/2024. We will keep you up to date with the latest news and information to support you delivering BTEC, BTEC Tech Award and T level qualifications.
Thank you for completing your cohort declaration
9 February term-time checkpoint
Thank you to all our customers who have recently completed their cohort declaration, meeting our first term-time checkpoint deadline of 9 February. We asked you to complete this declaration once you were confident that all registered BTEC, BTEC Tech Award and T level learners at your centre are accurate.
The work you’ve done means we now have a shared view of all learners who are expecting an overall result in August 2024 on qualifications used to progress to further or higher education. We'll be tracking these learners, and working in partnership with you to ensure we have all the information we need to issue on time results.
You'll now be looking towards the upcoming external assessment entry deadline of 22 March for BTEC Firsts, Nationals and Technicals. We'll be sharing more information shortly on how you can view learners where an external assessment needs to be made in order to receive their overall qualifcation results in summer 2024, and updating our FAQs.
BTEC key dates timeline and what to expect in 2023/24
Our key dates timeline has been designed to ensure results are delivered successfully to all learners in August 2024. Following feedback from colleges and schools, we have made some changes to our key dates to make the process easier for you to manage.
We’ve also made several improvements to the processes and delivery of BTEC results in summer 2024. You can read a summary of our findings, along with the improvements we’ll be making for 2024 in the key dates document.
FAQs | delivering vocational qualifications in 2024
You should complete your cohort declaration by 9 February. This should be completed by your head of centre, or someone who has the authority to act on their behalf.
When signing the declaration, you will need to declare that all estimated completion dates are accurate for all your registered learners by 9 February. This means we will have a shared view of all your learners that are expecting an overall result in summer 2024, and we can track these throughout the year.
How do I use the estimated completion date data you’ve sent me to my Edexcel Online mailbox?
The spreadsheet which has been sent to the Edexcel Online mailbox of exams officers and head of centres is all your BTEC, T level and Tech Awards (2022) live registrations at your centre. Data here has been grouped by qualification suite, programme code and completion date. So that you can filter by completion date, we’ve created these categories for you.
- Historic registrations – These are learners with completion dates in the past, you may need to change their completion date or withdraw these learners.
- Before summer 2024 – These are learners with completion dates between now and April 2024, and before summer.
- Summer 2024 – These are learners with completions dates between April-August 2024 and we will track these learners as your summer cohort.
- After summer 2024 – These are learners with completions dates in the future, after August 2024. At present these should not expect results in August.
You can find out more about using this data by reading our guide to maintaining estimated completion dates.
How do I change an estimated completion date for BTEC qualifications?
You can make changes to an estimated completion date on Edexcel Online. You can read our guide to maintaining estimated completion dates.
How do I know which estimated completion date I should use?
It’s important to choose the correct date, so that we know which of your learners are expecting an overall result in summer 2024.
|Qualification results required
|Completion date should fall between
|Level 2 BTEC Firsts and Level 3 BTEC Nationals, in line with the external assessment results date.
|1 January - 31 March 2024
|Level 1 /2 BTEC Firsts, ‘Tech Awards, Level 2 Technicals and Level 3 BTEC Nationals, T levels, in line with the external assessment results date.
|1 April – 31 August 2024
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|All BTEC qualifications, which can be claimed and achieved at any time once all units have been completed and an SV release is in place.
|Should be the date all assessments will be complete, and a valid claim can be made.
How do I update my estimated completion dates for T level?
The way that you submit estimated completion dates for T levels is different to BTEC qualifications. We’ve sent the estimated completion dates for T levels in the learner data we’ve sent to your Edexel Online mailbox. If you need to correct any completion dates, you should follow the instructions on our T level estimated completion date spreadsheet, and email this to email@example.com.
How do I update my estimated completion dates for BTEC Tech Awards (2022)?
The way that you submit estimated completions dates for BTEC Tech awards (2022) is different to other BTEC qualifications. We’ve sent the estimated completions dates for BTEC Tech Awards (2022) to your Edexcel Online mailbox. If you need to correct any completion dates, you can amend these yourself in Edexcel Online. This is a new feature, and will be live by 23 January. We’re in touch with all Tech Award centres to give more information on how you can change estimated completion dates when this is live.
5 July is your deadline to make full award claims, including inputting all internal grades, for learners expecting a result following the release of May/June 2024 external assessment results. All outstanding actions should also be completed by 5 July.
We are unable to guarantee learners will receive a qualification result on learner results days if qualification claims or internal assessment grades are provided after 5 July. If we do receive qualification claims or internal grades for learners after the 5 July deadline, Pearson reserves the right to charge centres £100 for each of these learners that receives a result on learner results days.